THE HAUNTED Completes Work On New CD

Swedish high-energy thrash act THE HAUNTED has completed work on its third full-length album, tentatively titled "One Kill Wonder", at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. "Everything went great and we're all very pleased with the result," stated guitarist Anders Björler. "Expect some really brutal stuff to hit the stores early next year." ...

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ENTOMBED Announce December Gigs

Sweden's ENTOMBED has lined up the following gigs during December: Dec. 12 - Stockholm, SWE @ Debaser Dec. 14 - Linköping, SWE @ Skylten As first reported here on Oct. 21, ENTOMBED has now officially confirmed via its web site that it has selected FIRESIDE guitarist Pelle Gunnerfeldt to produce the group's next studio album, ...

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DIO: More DVD Details Revealed

More information has been made available regarding DIO's upcoming live DVD, which is scheduled to be shot during the band's performance at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Friday, Dec. 13. According to Spitfire Records, the as-yet-untitled DVD will be directed by Ken Botelho for Century Productions and will surface next April through ...

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HATESPHERE, INFLICTION To Tour Europe

Danish death-thrashers HATESPHERE, featuring RAUNCHY drummer Morten Toft Hansen, will team up with Italy's INFLICTION for a European tour in January. The trek, which is tentatively set to kick off on Jan. 3, will include stops in Italy, France, Austria, Germany and Belgium. HATESPHERE recently issued their second album, "Bloodred Hatred", through Italy's Scarlet Records. ...

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PLANET US To Release Concept Album

The forthcoming debut album from PLANET US — the new rock supergroup featuring Neal Schon (guitar, JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals, ex-VAN HALEN), Deen Castronovo (drums, JOURNEY) and Michael Anthony (bass, VAN HALEN) — will be a concept record rivaling PINK FLOYD's "Dark Side of the Moon", Hagar told Contra Costa Times' music critic Tony Hicks ...

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